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3rd May 2017


Metallica are to stream a live rehearsal special, Now That We're Live', exclusively on Facebook next Tuesday, 9th May 2017.

The event will take place in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 9.00pm EST on the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017. Metallica will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The 'Now That We're Live' rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety, including their current single, 'Now That We're Dead'. The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via and the band's Facebook page.

Lars Ulrich said:

"We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you'll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run."

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica's 'All Within My Hands Foundation', which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

Metallica's most recent album. 'Hardwired... To Self Destruct' was released on November 18th 2016 on the band's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at number one around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at

Here's the confirmed Worldwired US dates.

May 10th: Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12th: Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14th: East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^
May 17th: Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^
May 19th: Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21st: Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
June 4th: St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^#
June 7th: Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^
June 9th: Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
June 11th: Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^
June 14th: San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*#
June 16th: Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*#
June 18th: Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*#
July 5th: Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^
July 7th: Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9th: Atlanta, GA - Suntrust Park*^
July 12th: Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^
July 14th: Quebec City, QC- Festival D'Ete
July 16th: Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^
July 19th: Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29th: Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+
August 4th: Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6th: San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+
August 9th: Seattle, WA - Centurylink Field*+ August 11th-13th: San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14th: Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16th: Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

As previously announced the band will tour the UK in October:

October 22nd: London, England, UK, The O2 Arena
October 24th: London, England, UK, The O2 Arena
October 26th: Glasgow, Scotland, UK, The SSE Hydro
October 28th: Manchester, England, UK, Manchester Arena
October 30th: Birmingham, England, UK, Genting Arena

Tickets available from Ticketmaster right here and every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard digital or standard physical copy of 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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